During my studies of Sound Composition in Budapest, Hungary, I was fascinated by the laws of music composing and the rules of making the composition of tones to sound right. Although, we had been using some simple software systems for sound arrangements and production (cut, dramatics, effects…) in the university, it was millions of miles far from anything called business management or enterprise resource planning software.
However, when I started to think about opening my own business (that time a sound engineering studio) I started to look for and test various different, mostly CRM software systems (for managing my own clients) in combination with accounting for a small business.
The world of software was growing significantly day by day and while I was experiencing very often that many companies around me were failing to manage their operations, processes and documents, I started to think to focus rather on software consultacy services to help them out.
Marginally, I had also a chance to see presentations of the top notch CRM systems as Salesforce, SugarCRM, and DMS systems – e.g.Alfresco… and, of course, I first heared about big ERP players like SAP and Oracle.
Maybe it sounds little bit strange to someone, but the complexity and harmony of all the processes operating in one time within these software systems trully impressed me…
And then, back in 2004 I met with the Swedish ERP software system (HansaWorld Enterprise) Sales Representative, who presented me this flagship system of their company and showed me what it worth. „The nordic simplicity“ seemed really reasonably to me! So I decided to cooperate with HansaWorld Enterprise as a partner, supplier of their services, implementor and consultant and I did it for whole 10 years. Firstly, we operated in Budapest, Hungary and then we opened our premisses also in Czech Republic and Slovakia were I come from. I was lucky to work within international team of Hansa World Enterprise, to join them first time in Grand Canaria, Spain.
You know, already in early 90´s I became a total fan of the Macintosh world and Steve Jobs. My personal experience with using Macintosh technologies started in 1995 when I started to use Apple Performa 5200. I started to study more and more and gone to the very botom spheres of software consultacy and implementation, having long and deep discussions with professionals throughout the world. The more deep and wide I got, the more active I was meeting people from the wide open source community.
I spoke with developers, implementators, software testers, users… And I was fascinated increasingly by the way these people think and work.
I met the fact that the freedom is the most important value for me and although great experience with stable proprietary business system I decided to bring something and participate for the open source community, I met lot of new friends ….Well, today, 9 years later, it is just natural for me to say, I am one of the evangelists of open source life style and that with open source I simply found my way… And,all the experience I gained and which I write about, are commercially used by company based by me and successfully sold to our customers .
And thanks to many great people from the open source community around the world and my company team members´enjoyment from saving resources, process optimization and putting things into the right order flows from me to everyone…